But the Berkeleian
way of meeting this difficulty is so familiar that I need not enlarge upon it now.
(162) Diaz argues that metaphysical problems provide a blueprint for a political theory: "[...] everyday life is a fiction, an ideological fabrication imposed on us; and extending (and slightly distorting) the Berkeleian
principle, we live under continuous surveillance, constantly scrutinized" (xi).
immaterialism results from eliminating the material side of Descartes' dualism, a materialist approach to the mind results from eliminating the immaterial side.
That is meant broadly, and I think that Mander would agree: the value of Norris' thought is not simply for the relief into which it throws the canonical philosophies of Lockean empiricism, Berkeleian
idealism, or English Newtonism; just as important is what it reveals about Platonic and Augustinian traditions late seventeenth-century British philosophy.
It is as if civilization, with its potential for order and symmetry, were immanent in the wilderness, waiting for the Berkeleian
human mind to know and thus create it.
His framework of thought is embedded in its context of contemporary philosophical ideas on subjectivity and perception--a Humean stance on the relations between the world, reason, and the human subject, and a Berkeleian
perspective on vision.
137), and that Nietzsche was a Berkeleian
, because his rejection of any notion of a thing-in-itself was really a rejection of any mind-independent object; however, he claims, Nietzsche was likewise committed to panpsychism and thus to the idea that objects are never unobserved, never mind-independent.
Coleridge considered himself a Berkeleian
(110), yet elsewhere in Coleridge criticism we find more convincing denials: J.
Whatever the accuracy of these referrals (does Beckett himself know precisely whence these images and sounds came?), the Berkeleian
perception of Mouth by Auditor is a more significant Irish influence on the play than the remembered voices of aged Irish women.
Since the revised version of "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison," complete with the account of the dell, appeared in the following year, it is historically possible that this revision registers the shift in Coleridge's philosophical allegiances from a mind ruled by Hartley to one legislated by Kant.(15) Even the earlier version of the poem advertises its relations with debates about the mind, specifically by means of the footnote that reads, "You remember, I am a Berkeleian
." Despite the fact that this footnote only appears in the early poem and seems already to signal a displacement of Coleridge's commitment to Hartley's model of mind, the early version of the poem does not necessarily preempt the philosophical revision that I am attributing to the later version.
His calendar is a list of marks (7:72); his journal advances serially (7:79 if.); he enumerates topographical and natural resources (7:112 ff.);(12) his prose reads like a list ("so taking my Gun, a Hatchet, and my Dog, and a larger Quantity of Powder and Shot than usual, with two Bisket Cakes, and a great Bunch of Raisins" [7:124]); his adventures link into a Berkeleian
"Chain of Wonders" (8:68), "every Part, in its order" (7:8); he tolls casualties (2:25); every few pages he recites some or other inventory.(13) Crusoe, of course, is a historian of the autobiographical variety, and history is about time.